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EDF can buy shares of AREVA

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 29.03.2015

The EDF does not preclude the acquisition of new shares of AREVA group, says Les Echos.

According to the newspaper, referring to a source close to EDF, the negotiations continue. Both companies refuse from the official comments.

The largest owner of the AREVA shares is the commissariat for atomic energy - 54,37%. The French state owns 28,83%. The free float is 4,01%.

The EDF is now own the 2,24% stake in AREVA.

In turn, Le Figaro claims that EDF can take control of the AREVA reactor division.

In early March, the minister of economy of France Emmanuel Macron claimed that the government is not planning the merging of the EDF and AREVA, however, encourages them to create so called industrial alliance.

The AREVA head Philippe Knoche called "create in his first big interview for the press to create the strong French nuclear team.

Topics: Europe, France, AREVA

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